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Vidiots Presents: The Rising Tide: A Documentary on Chinese Contemporary Art

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Vidiots Presents: The Rising Tide: A Documentary on Chinese Contemporary Art
Curated by: Robert Adanto

302 Pico Blvd.
(at 4th Street)
Santa Monica, CA 90404
July 16th, 2008 10:00 PM - 11:20 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Screening
WEBSITE:  
http://www.vidiotsannex.com/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Other (outside main areas)
PHONE:  
310.392.8508
OPEN HOURS:  
10:00am till 11:00pm
TAGS:  
Chinese, contemporary:, video, Art
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

 The Rising Tide: A Documentary
Vidiots presents a screening of a new documentary by Robert Adanto, investigating China's march toward the future through the work of some of its most talented photographers and video artists.

Seating is Limited/ Please RSVP at (310) 663-1330

For more information visit www.therisingtidefilm.com

Although artists in rapidly developing China enjoy more freedom than they ever have before, they also face problems they never anticipated. In Robert Adanto's documentary The Rising Tide, performance and video artist Chen Quilin, anime-inspired video artist Cao Fei, conceptual photographer Wang Qingsong, and a wide array of other Chinese artists speak of the spiritual and intellectual dilemmas they face in a society where almost everything is in constant flux. Adanto's surprisingly grim film highlights both the vitality and urgency of China's burgeoning new culture while allowing its subjects to speak of the darker and more painful aspects of change.

- Gerry Mak in Flavorpill